Waiting

"...they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals. My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked for them." Ezekiel 34:5-6



waiting
in her deep, vaulted cell,
she sits in
silence.

waiting for the Light to reappear,
her eyes unseeing,
her thoughts
blank.

she waits for her last attempt at escape 
to come.
the Light flashes
look, there it is - on the 
wall.

she pounces with the vigour of youth,
but no one is there to
help
her catch it.

triumphant at last,
swirling, malevolent shadows engulf the room
and the pale, old woman is 
lost.


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1993 by Nandor